Four Seasons Original, Keinen Japanese Woodblock Print

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 02, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
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Original Imao Keinen (1845 - 1924) Japanese Woodblock
Single Oban original- Winter Group, 1891

Single Oban original- Winter Group, 1891

Low opening bid, no reserve- These original antique prints are starting at a super low opening bid tonight. Similar prints are regularly sold in the $175 - $350 range. Bid now to win an original antique Japanese print for your home, office, or collection.

Imao Keinen and the woodblocks of the four seasons- Imao Keinen is a noted woodblock

Keinen's most famous work is titled "Keinen Kacho Gafu" and was a stunning four-part work of woodblock prints of birds and flowers in the four seasons. These woodblock prints were full oban vertical subjects in a natural soft color palette. Featuring stunning large birds and beautiful small songbirds against scenery like blossoming cherry branches or snow covered trees, these are exceptional nature prints from the 19th century.

Fuji Arts Spectacular collection offered this evening! We are pleased to offer and incredible large group of Keinen prints, many from each of the four seasons in his original release. These are all first edition, original prints from the 1891 release of "Keinen Kacho Gafu". Single subjects are starting this evening at $45, diptychs at $90. That is an incredible low price! Search the web, we found these lovely prints sold in the $175 - $350 range. Our opening bid price is an unbelievable bargain for these originals and a great opportunity for a collector or for resale. Consider a display from each of the seasons- an incredible Japanese antique centerpiece for the home.

Winter; A fantastic original bird and flora subject from Keinen's four season's series. This print from the winter group. Bare tree branches, fresh heavy snowfall, a few hardy plants surviving the winter, and birds foraging for food are all represented in Keinen's winter group- outstanding.

Signed- Keinen Imao
Image size- 8 3/4" x 12 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition- In very good condition overall as shown with fine original color and excellent detail. No tears, holes, stains, repairs or other issues to report. Not backed. Slight toning near top edge. In nice condition and good for the discerning collector.

Detail of this Print

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